Photoshopping: Altering Images and Our Minds!

Lindsay Kite and Lexie Kite, twin sisters have a passion for helping girls and women recognize and reject harmful messages about their bodies and what “beauty” means and looks like. In Beauty Redefined, their website and blog, they write:

“Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but do we really understand how serious this issue is? Like exactly HOW MUCH these photos are manipulated and changed to fit some seriously un-human and unrealistic ideals that we view over and over again? And do we understand that it isn’t just fashion magazine covers that feature photoshopped images? It’s everywhere.

Photoshopped image; Ralph Lauren ad via Beauty Redefined

While the vast majority of images of women are being digitally altered, so are our perceptions of normal, healthy, beautiful and attainable.”  (from Beauty Redefined – no longer published)